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Here’s a List of Upcoming Holiday Events in the Rockford Area

Our friend Andrea, from the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RACVB), stopped in this morning for her weekly update on weekend events and happenings. One of the things we discussed is the outstanding amount of holiday events that are right around the corner.

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How Much Should You Spend on the Holiday Season?

If you're one of those organized folks who's spent some time with a calculator figuring out your holiday budget down to the last red cent, congratulations.

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This is Why You Should Give Your Kids Exactly Three Christmas Presents This Year

Tis the season for holiday shopping and over buying for your friends and family, but when it comes to your kids, you should stick to this magic number.

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Chicago Holiday ZooLights Are Spectacular… and Totally Free to Visit

Starting November 24, you can head to Lincoln Park Zoo from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and check out the crazy awesome light display at the zoo.

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Someone Leaked the Starbucks Holiday Cup and Now We Want to Deck the Halls

The 2017 Starbucks holiday cup has us wishing for snow.

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Save the Date–Rockford’s ‘Stroll on State’ Happens Saturday November 25th

How time flies when you're having fun in Downtown Rockford. Stroll on State presented by Illinois Bank & Trust will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Saturday, November 25th, and the organizers have added even more cool things to one of Rockford's favorite events.

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Holiday Gift Baskets Sold at Costco, Home Goods Recalled

Double check the gifts you give and receive this holiday season, there have been some massive recalls.

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Rockford Area Kids Get in Christmas Spirit at Night at the North Pole

Christmas may be a few weeks away, but the holiday celebration got started early during Night At The North Pole Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockford.

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Celebrate the Holidays in Sweden with…Arson?

In the interests of full disclosure, I must tell you that I am married to a woman of Swedish decent (how did I find someone like that in Rockford?). Around holiday time, I've come to expect things like krup kakar, lutefiskvörtbröd, and, if I play my cards right, glögg. At no time, however, in 25 years of marriage, has she suggested we set fire to a goat.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Rockford Area Holiday Train Stop
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Everything You Need To Know About The Rockford Area Holiday Train Stop

The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is set to make it's first stop in the Rockford area in nearly two years this Friday.

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